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An envelope containing two playbills. Text within  indicates handwritten notes:
J,8.189: The envelope, inscribed "[Two Play Bills of two temporary theatres at the Fair West End Hamp=Stead - performed Thursday Thursday July 26th 1810]".
J,8.190: Playbill: "Scowton's New Theatre / Mr Scowton cannot in justice to his feelings omit ofering his warmest acknowledgments to the public, from whom he has received such marks of liberalty and flattering encouragement, and to which he attributes the unexampled success attending his professional exertions; and he boldly asserts, that no competitor eer did or will, more sedulously endeavour to render the entertainments worthy that support they have na all occasions honored him with; to convince them of his gratitude, the whole of the scenes for this season are new, and painted by the first artists in London; the stage and theatre ornamented in a most elegant manner, and a daily change of performances, he trusts will still continue him that success at all times his pride and study to deserve. / For this day only / will be performed a new romance, called the / Cell of Mystery / or a tale of Ancient Times", followed by list of character and actor names, and details of the scenery, and "A grand procession of Nuns, Friars, &c. to the place of execution / A comic song by Mr Hunter / to which will be added a new grand pantomime, called / Bang Up / or a trip to the Fair", with character and actor names, and scene details, and "With a Dance", followed by price. Printed on very thin paper.
J,8.191: Playbill: "A change of performances each Day / Richardson's New Theatre / Mr Richardson has the honor to inform the public, that for the extraordinary patronage he has experience for several successive seasons, it has been his great object to contribute to the convenience and gratification of his audience; it will be found, he hopes, that his theatre has underfone such an improvement as to present an almost entire novelty of form and character, several new performers have been added, with a splendid collection of scenery unrivalled in any theatre, as they are painted and designed by the first artists in England; he hopes with such decorations, and a change of performance each day, it will still continue him that patronage it has been his greatest pride to deserve. / This day will be presented an entire new Caledonian Spectacle, called the / Scottish Chieftains / Or, the Fall of Loch Lomond", with list of character and actor names, and details of the scenery. "Mary & Montrose / to which will be added an entire new pantomime with splendid scenery and tricks &c called the / Lake of Zurich / Or, A Harlequin in Switzerland", with character and actor names, and scenery details.
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Height: 243 millimetres
Width: 189 millimetres (avg.)
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- Loose - located with J,8.163-182.
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